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Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List

Priority Migration
​​​​​​The Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List (PMSOL) identifies 41 ​occupations which fill critical skills needs to support Australia’s economic recovery from COVID-19. The list is based on expert advice from the National Skills Commission and consultation with Commonwealth departments. Employer sponsored nomination and visa applications with an occupation on the PMSOL will be given priority processing. All other skilled occupation lists will remain active, but the PMSOL occupations will take priority.

The Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List

The 41 occupations (ANZSCO code) are:
  • Chief Executive or Managing Director (111111)
  • Construction Project Manager (133111)
  • Accountant (General) (221111)*
  • Management Accountant (221112)*
  • Taxation Accountant (221113)*
  • External Auditor (221213)*
  • Internal Auditor (221214)*
  • Surveyor (232212)*
  • Cartographer (232213)*
  • Other Spatial Scientist (232214)*
  • Civil Engineer (233211)*
  • Geotechnical Engineer (233212)*
  • Structural Engineer (233214)*
  • Transport Engineer (233215)*
  • Electrical Engineer (233311)*
  • Mechanical Engineer (233512)
  • Mining Engineer (excluding Petroleum) (233611)*
  • Petroleum Engineer (233612)*
  • Medical Laboratory Scientist (234611)*
  • Veterinarian (234711)
  • Orthotist or Prosthetist (251912)*
  • General Practitioner (253111)
  • Resident Medical Officer (253112)
  • Psychiatrist (253411)
  • Medical Practitioners nec (253999)
  • Midwife (254111)
  • Registered Nurse (Aged Care) (254412)
  • Registered Nurse (Critical Care and Emergency) (254415)
  • Registered Nurse (Medical) (254418)
  • Registered Nurse (Mental Health) (254422)
  • Registered Nurse (Perioperative) (254423)
  • Registered Nurses nec (254499)
  • Multimedia Specialist (261211)*
  • Analyst Programmer (261311)*
  • Developer Programmer (261312)
  • Software Engineer (261313)
  • Software and Applications Programmers nec (261399)*
  • ICT Security Specialist (262112)*
  • Social Worker (272511)
  • Maintenance Planner (312911)
  • Chef (351311)*
* Indicates occupation added in June 2021

Travel exemptions

While Australia’s border restrictions remain in place, temporary visa holders must obtain a travel exemption before travelling to Australia. For more information about the travel exemption process see: Critical skills and sectors For further information please check

Update to Various Skills Assessment due to COVID-19

Update to Various Skills Assessment due to COVID-19- March 2020.Updates from various skills assessment authorities in March 2020


The Council has made the decision to temporarily close our office situated in Richmond, Victoria until such time as it is recommended safe for staff to return. Please rest assured however that in the interim, the Council will remain fully operational and the entire complement of Council staff will continue working, albeit remotely. Unfortunately, this closure will impact some assessments.


A clause was added in the guidelines for the skills assessment for early childhood teacher. ACECQA demands that Transcript must demonstrate early childhood specialisation.

ADC – The ADC has introduced a validity period for initial assessment applications for all dental professions. From 1 January 2020, successful initial assessment applications for all dental professions will have a validity period of seven years.

The ADC had made the difficult decision to postpone the written examination scheduled for 23-24 March. Candidates scheduled to sit this examination had been notified via email. All candidates will get an update with further information regarding future examinations as information becomes available

Engineers Australia

Exemption from English Language test Engineers Australia will grant an exemption to the qualified applicants from the English language test moving forward: applicant who is a citizen of and holds a valid passport issued by the United Kingdom, the United States of America, Canada, New Zealand or the Republic of Ireland.

Speech Pathologist Australia

A new informational guideline by the Speech Pathologist Australia. It is for Overseas Trained Speech Pathologists Certified Practising Speech Pathologist (CPSP) requirements. It can be found here:


New guidelines of MSA for the online application system:


It has announced that they have temporarily postponed receipt of all new applications (digital or paper- based). Besides, they are currently establishing and will have a procedure in place for accepting online applications by 6th April 2020.


Important note considering covid-19 impacts: please email your application and related documents rather than post. If posted, your application will be delayed for an undetermined amount of time.


Service delay: As the team mobilise to work remotely you may experience longer call waits. We recommend submitting your enquiry via web form. They aim to respond within 2 business days.

In-person services: Perth office is temporarily unavailable to the public, but the work continues. Read more on the COVID-19 updates page.


Australian Community workers association has published that the skills assessment guidelines for the welfare worker are under review. They are likely to change soon.


We regret that we have had to cancel offshore practical assessments due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak but we are able to conduct Technical Interviews online. We can conduct online video conferencing for Technical Interview assessments for non-licensed occupations or Pathway 2 licensed occupations, until further notice.

Institute of Managers and Leaders

Due to the coronavirus pandemic the following additional process for lodging a skilled migration application may be used:

E-Mail the application form and supporting documents to Each email limit to 20MB however you can send multiple emails. Also, documents must be a clear colour scan  from the original document and do not need to be certified by a justice of the peace or notary public.

Please do not complete the credit card authorisation form. Once we receive the application we will contact you by email to arrange payment from a credit card.

This process may also be applicable for Review, Appeal, Extension and Temporary Graduate Qualification Assessments.

IMPORTANT: If you are sending an application by courier, please forward an email to advising the following:

– Your full name

– The name of the courier service

– The airway bill number

The new postal address is GPO Box 2229, Brisbane Qld 4000, Australia

New courier address is Level 16, 40 Creek Street, Brisbane Qld 4000, Australia

2020-21 Victorian visa nomination program update

2020-21 Victorian visa nomination program update

The Commonwealth Department of Home Affairs has provided a limited number of visa nomination places to the Victorian Government up until the Federal Budget is delivered on 6 October 2020.

We are preparing to re-open with new policies and nomination criteria to support Victoria’s economic recovery and the public health response.

You may wish to prepare your Expression of Interest (EOI) so that you’re ready once more information becomes available. EOIs are lodged through the Department of Home Affairs SkillSelect system.

Please ensure your EOI is up to date before you lodge an application with the Victorian Government.

Please continue to check our website for updates.

Working in Australia – Regional Migration

Working in Australia - Regional MigrationIf you want to come to Australia to work you will need a visa that suits the work you intend to do. The Australian Government is committed to supporting migrants to settle in regional areas.

The Australian Government has announced changes to their immigration program. The changes are:

  • 2 new skilled regional provisional visas that provide a pathway to permanent residence
  • a new skilled regional permanent resident visa
  • a refined definition of ‘regional Australia’ for migration purposes
  • additional points under the Skilled Migration Points Test for skilled migrants nominated to live and work in regional Australia
  • more options for international students who graduate from regional universities

These changes are aimed to support regional businesses and local communities to thrive by getting the right skills into the right regions.

Remember, The Australian Government works closely with their state, territory and local governments, and local communities, to attract migrants to regional areas. Skilled migrants wanting to settle in regional Australia have a diverse range of available occupations to match their experience, skills and qualifications.

Interested to immigrate to Australia?

We are here to help you!!

At Mangalath Immigration, we will assist you with the whole process until you get Australian Permanent Residency. Our services include:

  • Assistance in understanding the registration process
  • Assistance with Self check
  • Visa assistance to arrive in Australia to attend tests and practical exams
  • Career guidance and obtaining Permanent Residency

Please register your Expression Of Interest by emailing your contact details( phone number and email address) and a brief Curriculum Vitae to or

Overseas Qualified Nurses- New guidelines from AHPRA

New guidelines from AHPRA

Attention Internationally Qualified Nurses!!

Australian Health Practitioner Registration Agency ( AHPRA) has introduced a new procedure for Registration for all Internationally Qualified Nurses and Midwives(IQNMS).

The Process

The process involve three (3) steps including Self check, OBA and Orientation program. The whole  process can be completed at an affordable price!!
No more exorbitant fees payable to any training institutions.We are here to help you!!At Mangalath Immigration, we will assist you with the whole process until you get Australian Permanent Residency.
Our services include:

  • Assistance in understanding the registration process
  • Assistance with Self check
  • Visa assistance to arrive in Australia to attend tests and practical exams
  • Career guidance and obtaining Permanent Residency

Please register your Expression Of Interest by emailing your contact details( phone number and email address) and a brief Curriculum Vitae to or

Software Engineer from Ernakulam receiving her Australian PR Family Visa

Manjusha Testimonial

Manjusha KS,  Software Engineer from Ernakulam receiving her Australian PR Family Visa (Subclass 190) on 14th December 2019, at Mangalath Immigration Office ,Athani,Ernakulam , Kerala from our India Office Manager Gopinadhan Parakkal.

Attention All:
This is the right time to migrate as a IT Professional to Australia like our client above who received her visa.
Currently there is a high demand for  IT Professionals like Software Engineer, Developer Programmer,Computer Network and System Engineer,Database Administrator, ICT Security Analyst, System Administrator,ICT Support and Test Engineers, ICT Quality Assurance Engineer, ICT Custormer Support Officer, Web Developer.  Propspective client would need
  • Age: 26 to 38 years old.
  • English: Superior in each module;
  • Qualification: Technical Qualification  Degree in the relevant field or closely related.
  • Minimum work Experience: 5 – 8  years

If you believe that you have all the above, then please do not hesitate to send your detailed CV to and

Please visit our website for more information and client testimonial. Please contact our India office Mr Gopinadhan for any further questions or queries.

Metal Machinist from Ernakulam receives Australian Provisional PR Visa

PR VISA Australia

Tijoy K.Joseph,Metal Machinist from Ernakulam , receiving his Australian Provisional PR Visa (Subclass 489) on 9th December 2019 at Mangalath Immigration Office, Athani, Ernakulam , Kerala from our India Office Manager Mr.Gopinadhan Parakkal.

Attention All:
This is the right time to migrate as a Technical Professional to Australia like our client above who received his visa

Currently there is a high demand for skilled technical workers like Fitter, Turner, Welder, Motor Mechanic, Metal Machinist, Cook Chef ,Electrician, Civil Technician etc Propspective client would need:
Age: 26 to 38 years old.
English: Competent in each module;
Qualification: Technical Qualification either ITI or Diploma or Degree in the relevant field or closely related.
Minimum work Experience: 3-5 years
If you believe that you have all the above, then please do not hesitate to send your detailed CV to and

Please visit our website for more information and client testimonial. Please contact our India office Mr Gopinadhan for any further questions or queries.

Malaysia Visit December 2019

Malaysia Visit

Meet Us At Kuala Lumpur – December 20th to 24th – 2019

Malaysia Visit – Our Director and Registered Migration Agent Mr. Murali (MARN No. 1170229) and Mangalath Immigration India- Manager Mr. Gopinadhan will be in Kuala Lumpur, and the details are as below!

Venue: Hilton Garden Hotel

Address: 449 Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman, Kuala Lumpur, 50100, Malaysia.

Date: December 20th to 24th – 2019

Time: 9.00 a.m to 9.00 p.m


(Prior appointment is advisable to avoid wait times. Please email your interest and time to

See you all at the Hilton Garden Hotel. Please share and forward this to your friends.

Opportunities for: Fitter, Metal Machinist, Sheet Metal Worker, Welder,  IT Professional, Engineers and many more professionals


Who we are

We provide a high standard of service to customers who are keen to migrate to Australia. Please contact our friendly and professional agent via email or call to discuss about your prospects of migrating to Australia. Also, our Principal agent will help you and guide you through the process.

Why meet us during our Malaysia visit?

Mangalath Immigration is headed by a Registered Migration Agent (RMA) who will also deal with your enquiries and give you advice and guidance on all issues to do with migrating to Australia.

Immigration advice and assistance is provided to you by Mangalath Immigration Managing Director, who is himself a migrant to Australia and because he has had personal experience of what is involved in the process of gaining Permanent Residence in Australia. Unlike some others, therefore, he is able to relate to you and the issues you have to confront from his own personal experience.

Furthermore, as a RMA he has to be knowledgeable and up-to date with Australian Immigration law and the Immigration policy of the Australian Government. Immigration law and policy are subject to constant change, but Mangalath Immigration follows such developments on a daily basis. Our RMA is always up-to-date with the legal and policy aspects of migrating to Australia and is also able to interpret and apply both law and policy for the benefit of our clients.

Mangalath Immigration – Experienced, Genuine

Mangalath Immigration has helped many professional to immigrate to Australia. As a result, all our clients are happy with our services. Check out client testimonials :

What can you do to start the process?

Meeting our Agent during his Malaysia visit is a great idea to start reviewing your visa options. Also, we encourage anyone interested to immigrate to contact us for an assessment based on your profile. We encourage you to ask any questions that you may have.


Also most importantly, Visa applicants are warned again to avoid unscrupulous migration agencies targeting people interested in migrating to Australia.

Contact Mangalath

Our Migration Advisors are experts in assessing visa options and determining the best for applicants. Also, Appointments can be booked online here.

The blue-collar advantage in Australia

The blue-collar advantageThe blue-collar advantage in Australia

What it means to ITI technicians and professionals in India

Firstly, Australia is a phenomenal place for construction workers and other tradespeople. The blue-collar advantage in Australia also includes an attractive pay. Besides, an electrician working in the city can earn anywhere from $120k-$150k (between Rs.50 Lakhs and 75 Lakhs per annum). Secondly, a technician who is willing to stretch beyond and take on a full-time workload could earn more than $150k. Thirdly, even lower skilled jobs in cafes and retail command a high minimum wage with the worker’s rights being well-protected. Generally, overtime payments are high. As a result, there is excellent work-life balance with a 38-hour work week.

Ideal opportunity for ITI / Diploma holders

This is an ideal opportunity for ITI / Diploma holders who are experienced and the minimum requirement to migrate, which is the primarily based on scoring English test and less than 32 years of age:

Of particular note is South Australia which is going all out to attract migration into the state. Also, the newspaper “Australian” reports that Mr Marshall’s (Premier of South Australia) strategy to grow the population is through a greater share of the skilled migration intake. It also includes concessions for overseas students to stay longer in the south upon graduating; attract residents from the east; and win back young South Australian expats. Besides, the attractive property prices and the type of jobs that are on offer have made South Australia an attractive proposition.

What can skilled workers look forward to in Australia? Because it has a great work-life balance and fair wages!

Trade Occupations in Demand in Australia

Automotive Electrician Sheet Metal Worker Fitter- Welder
Motor Mechanic (General) Metal Fabricator Metal Machinist
Diesel Motor Mechanic Pressure Welder  Toolmaker
Motorcycle Mechanic Welder (First class) Vehicle Painter
Small Engine Mechanic Fitter Carpenter
Joiner Bricklayer Wall & Floor Tiler
Plumber (General) Electrician Machinist
Chef Electronic Instrument Trade worker
Cook Air-conditioning Mechanic

The blue-collar advantage in Australia for skilled workers are:

  • Industry standard pay with 9.5% compulsory Superannuation
  • There is life-work balance; 5 day working week and holidays during weekend
  • Good relationship with employer.
  • 4 weeks paid annual leave.

Our Support

Due to the fact that we also track blue collar job prospects across Australia and help you identify the one most suited for you. We are constantly evaluating salaries and benefits for various trades. This will also ensure that you have comprehensive information that will help you decide. In addition the first step to immigrating to Australia is to understand the various features of the job market. This includes scoring English test and being less than 32 years of age. Mangalath Immigration Services is the right place for you to start that journey.

Contact us at or call +91 484 2474577 / +91 9895577166 for job opportunities and immigration to Australia.

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Australia – The Land of Opportunity

Australia - The Land of Opportunity.You’ve started to think about migrating to another country, then you should consider Australia – The Land of Opportunity. If you are already considering Australia as a possible destination and you have started to do some research. We assume you’ve been to the web site of the Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP), This site has all the information you could possibly want or need. Besides, of all the sites you could visit, this official government site is the most comprehensive, the most exhaustive and the most up-to-date.

Australia – The Land of Opportunity

Here is a list of the top five reasons why our customers choose to migrate to Australia – The Land of Opportunity

1. Job/Career opportunities:

Australia encourages work visa applications from skilled workers and facilitates skilled migration. Australia has a long-standing tradition of welcoming emigrants. A thriving economy, it has invested in multiple sectors such as in mining, tourism, farming, aquaculture, horticultural, viticulture and service industries as well as the health care industry. This has created opportunities for highly skilled overseas workers and professionals to take up employment with Australian companies.

2. High Standard of Living:

Australia measures at #2 in the United Nations Human Development Index (HDI).
Consequently, Australians enjoy a high standard of living, from housing to public transport, Medicare system, education and other benefits. A developed country which is cosmopolitan and multi-cultural in nature, it offers a diverse range of lifestyle options.

3. An excellent immigration system:

Australia is an immigrant-friendly country. Australia’s Migration Programme does not discriminate on the basis of race or religion. Also, the Australian government sets immigration intake numbers on a yearly basis and the immigration policies are non-discriminatory, with applicants having to meet the same selection criteria. Besides, the Government is currently focusing on Migrants who can demonstrate they will bring Professional, Trade or Business skills to Australia.

4. Family immigration:

Firstly, Australia is a developed country with multiple opportunities for you & your spouse. Secondly, it offers a direct permanent resident visa to skilled professionals who are equipped with specialized skills that have great demand in Australia. Thirdly, a Permanent resident visa gives the same benefits as availed by an Australian citizen apart from Voting rights and Australian passport. This enables you to be treated at par with a citizen while competing for any available opportunity. Apart from this, Australia offers many social security benefits to the permanent residents and citizens, i.e. subsidized or free education, healthcare coverage, and several other government services.

Benefits of a PR:

  • Receives almost all social& economic benefits that citizens are entitled to, including free health care.
  • Protection under country law and the country Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
  • Family visa.
  • They can live, work and study in any city, state, province or territory.
  • Multiple Entries.
  • To eventually apply for citizenship& increase your access globally.

5. World class Education:

Australia has a world class education system with opportunities for all age groups and levels of ability

Australian immigration law is quite complex, confusing and forever changing. Consequently, by engaging specialists to represent you or your business, in relation to a visa or sponsorship application, you can be confident that you are getting the most accurate advice from professionals who have a comprehensive understanding of the relevant laws and policies.

Australia – The Land of Opportunity is true in more ways than just employment.

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